The eight Corps-built dams protect wide regions of the state. Costing an approximate $48.9 million to construct, they have prevented flood damages estimated at $322.1 million while also offering the public a variety of recreational opportunities and enhancing the environment.
The Corps has also completed 11 other flood damage reduction projects in Vermont at a cost of approximately $3.1 million. These works are more commonly referred to as local protection projects because they provide flood protection to specific communities rather than wide areas of a state. In Vermont, these projects have prevented an estimated $6.2 million in flood damages. Local protection projects are operated and maintained by the respective municipalities.
The following items are arranged by the various types of flood risk management projects constructed by the Corps in Vermont and a brief history and description of each project.
Dams and Reservoirs
Local Flood Protection